Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University


The physiotherapy pathway aims to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for the development of advanced physiotherapy practice. The Physiotherapy award pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research).

There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as clinical competency workplace modules.

The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

The Physiotherapy pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s vision of ideas and influence and its mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus.

Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing. The Physiotherapy pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

You can exit with a PgDip or MSc.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree and professional registration or equivalent in Physiotherapy.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable work place setting along with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor.

Progression Routes

This course will enable you to focus your continuing professional development in relation to clinical physiotherapy practice and physiotherapy research. It is intended to enhance your clinical, research and education career opportunities both in the UK and internationally.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Blended learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

5 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level